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Centre George Pompidou

Place Georges Pompidou
Paris France

Construction Dates
Floor Count7
Basement Floors1
Floor Area103,305 m²
Building Uses
 - museum
 - restaurant
Structural Types
 - highrise
Architectural Style
 - structural expressionism
 - glass
 - steel

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Roof149 ft
Piazza entrance
Roof 2138 ft
Rue Beaubourg entrance

- Architects: Renzo Piano / Richard & Sue Rogers

- Structural Engineers: Edmund Happold / Peter Rice

- Developer: GTM

- Length x Width: 166m x 60m

- The building serves as a public library and cultural center, including such institutions as the Bibliothèque publique d'information, Musée National d'Art Moderne, and Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique.

- The building is famous for its external functional elements, which are all color coded. The plumbing pipes are green in color, the blue structures are the climate control ducts, the yellow encasings are for electric wires, red elements are for safety devices and circulation.

- The center sits on a public square of the same name, Place Georges Pompidou, which includes the Stravinsky Fountain (Fontaine des automates), a fountain filled with colorful, fantastical works of art.

- The building underwent an extensive renovation between October 1996 and January 2000 at a cost of 576 million Francs (1999 Francs).

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